Friday, November 2, 2007

Squirrels

These little guys are busy! The nights are frosting and cold weather is coming.

I'm busy too. I don't have any nuts to gather, but if I'm not careful, I might start chattering at my people too much.

Company is coming Saturday. The guest room needs to be uncluttered. It seems this room becomes the place to put things when guests aren't here. And it is where I fold the laundry.

There is a frog themed birthday party needing organized for Monday. Or*ental Trading Company didn't send the little plastic frog flashlight key chains I ordered with some froggie plates and napkins. Instead they sent 144 tiny black plastic compasses! Now I've got some re-planning to do.

The kids and I are singing at church. We found a sweet song about the boy Samuel learning to hear God's voice. The song is a new challenge for them because they are going to take turns singing melody while I sing alto on the verses. Then on the chorus we are going to each sing a part. Forest will have the melody. I will have second soprano, and Emily Rose is learning the alto part. It is a challenge but I think it is going to turn out good. It is so much fun to sing with my kids. When we get it right the harmony is so sweet.

We bought a third (used) freezer this summer to hold all those peaches we brought home. Well, the bad news is that it is having problems already and last week we found the bottom shelf all melted! I was sick inside. We started looking for a new freezer, but haven't found what we are looking for yet. So today I need to pull everything out of our other two freezers that doesn't have to be there, such as nuts and dates, flours and grains, and then move everything that is still good out of the third freezer into them. I think I'm going to have buy a new freezer soon, if I can figure out which is the right one to buy. This is the second freezer I've had go out on me. And neither were very old. One was a Kenm*re and one was a Fr*gidaire. I'm looking at Ama*na and Mayt*g now.

I have done some sewing this week, but I'm not going take the time to post pictures. I made some more slipper socks. Seven pair to be exact. I remodeled a beautiful rusty red shirt jacket from Christopher and Banks to fit me. The cuffs had to come off. And I took 1 - 2 inches in on the side seams, curving it a bit to make it more fitted. And took in 1/4 to 1 inch on the sleeves. I really like the jacket now. I think it will go well with many things I own. I shortened a black and white, heavy cotton, plaid/checked jumper. With adorable ceramic buttons that have a red rose theme. Each is different. The funny thing is the buttons are just sewn on, and there are no button holes. I'm going to add button holes so I can unbutton to put it on. Then I can take in the side seams and make it just a bit more fitted. I think it is going to be a comfortable, fun dress to wear.

3 bouquets of wildflowers (Comment here):

La Tea Dah said...

I'm so sorry about your freezer. Very frustrating for you. Can you make jam out of the thawed peaches? I also have three freezers. Years ago one of our freezers went bad and we replaced it with a new one. While shopping and doing my research, I learned that most freezers are all made by the same company. I don't remember the name --- maybe White? Anyway, the insides are manufactured by one main manufacturer and the differences by brand are mostly cosmetic and the features they provide. Knowing that helped me alot! Since I wasn't so interested in bells and whistles on a freezer, I was able to compare apples to apples and oranges to oranges and get the best value --- concentrating on the inside working mechanisms. Good luck in your search! And enjoy a happy week-end with friends! We are headed mountain-ward for the entire week-end. The weather is perfect!

LaTeaDah

Penny said...

I enjoyed this post...all but the part about your freezer. :(

The squirrel photos are beautiful!

How did you learn to sing in parts? This is something we really want to learn to do!

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

Just wanted to let you know I visited today to your blog and read your wonderful entries. I wanted to tell you that I love this squirrel photo.

I so enjoy reading your blog,
Barb-Harmony Art Mom